New Release -The Ashes of Berlin by Luke Mccallin

9781843448327I have been very lucky to be asked help with the publicity for a fantastic new book in the Gregor Reinhardt series and will be reviewing the book soon.


From the author of The Man from Berlin,

shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger Award

Published in Hardback | No Exit Press

5 December 2016 | £16.99

Praise for Luke McCallin

‘One of the best historical thrillers I’ve read. Superlative.’

– CJ Carver, award-winning author of Spare me the Truth

‘Tough, gritty and atmospheric – a new Luke McCallin novel is a cause for celebration’

– William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier

‘Ashes of Berlin is his best yet’Publishers Weekly

‘Bold, brutal, bloody and brilliant’Crime Review

‘Extraordinarily nuanced and compelling’NY Journal of Books

‘A wonderfully accomplished war-time thriller’Crime Time


World War II is over, and former German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has returned to Berlin. He’s about to find that the bloodshed has not ended — and that for some, death is better than defeat. 1947 and Reinhardt has been hired back onto Berlin’s civilian police force. The city is divided among the victorious allied powers, tensions are growing, and the police are riven by internal rivalries as factions within it jockey for power and influence with Berlin’s new masters. When a man is found slain in a broken-down tenement, Reinhardt embarks on a gruesome investigation. It seems a serial killer is on the loose, and matters only escalate when it’s discovered that one of the victims was the brother of a Nazi scientist. Reinhardt’s search for the truth takes him across the divided city and soon embroils him in a plot involving the Western Allies and the Soviets. And as he comes under the scrutiny of a group of Germans who want to continue the war — and faces an unwanted reminder from his own past — Reinhardt realizes that this investigation could cost him everything as he pursues a killer who believes that all wrongs must be avenged…


About the author –Luke McCallin was born in 1972 in Oxford, grew up in Africa, went to school around the world and has worked with the United Nations as a humanitarian relief worker and peacekeeper in the Caucasus, the Sahel, and the Balkans. His experiences have driven his writing, in which he explores what happens to normal people – thosestricken by conflict, by disaster – put under abnormal pressures. He lives with his wife and two children in an old farmhouse in France in the Jura Mountains. He has a MA in political science, speaks French, and can just get by in Russian. When he’s not working or writing, he enjoys reading history, playing the drums, and heading into the mountains for a run. | @noexitpress

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